Hidden in a University of Edinburgh building is what many city residents consider Edinburghâ€™s finest hall:Â The Playfair Library.Â Students of the university may beg to differ, as the location is often used for exams.
The Victorians built a number of city baths in Edinburgh, with the intention of fighting cholera.Â The Infirmary Street baths were one of the cityâ€™s first public baths, built between 1885 and 1887, in the heart of the Old Town where basic washing facilities were truly absent.
At the foot of Holyrood Park lies a hidden tunnel, a former railway line turned into walking/cycle path.Â The tunnel, called the Innocent Railway, was reputedly named so due to the fact that no workers died during its construction.Â Continue reading City Secrets: Innocent Railway Tunnel
Edinburgh has been a part of the Scottish landscape since the 7th century; thus, it is no surprise the city is full of surprising secrets to be explored and enjoyed. One of my favourites is Dunbarâ€™s Close Gardens.